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Lower, Wendy

Overview
Works: 34 works in 158 publications in 17 languages and 6,049 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Diaries  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Wendy Lower
Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields by Wendy Lower( Book )

62 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 2,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This history of German women in the Holocaust reveals their roles as plunderers, witnesses, and actual executioners on the Eastern front, describing how nurses, teachers, secretaries, and wives responded to what they believed to be Nazi opportunities only to perform brutal duties. This account of the role of German women on the World War II Nazi eastern front powerfully revises history, proving that we have ignored the reality of women' s participation in the Holocaust, including as brutal killers. The long-held picture of German women holding down the home front during the war, as loyal wives and cheerleaders for the Fuhrer, pales in comparison to the author's incisive case for the massive complicity, and worse, of the 500,000 young German women she places, for the first time, directly in the killing fields of the expanding Reich. She presents evidence that these women were more than "desk murderers", or comforters of murderous German men; they went on plundering sprees and brutalized Jews in the ghettos of Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus. The author draws on twenty years of archival and field work on the Holocaust, access to post-Soviet documents, and interviews with German witnesses to uncover evidence that has been hidden for 70 years"--
Nazi empire-building and the Holocaust in Ukraine by Wendy Lower( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 16 July 1941, Adolf Hitler convened top Nazi leaders at his headquarters in East Prussia to dictate how they would rule the newly occupied eastern territories. Ukraine, the "jewel" in the Nazi empire, would become a German colony administered by Heinrich Himmler's SS and police, Hermann Goring's economic plunderers, and a host of other satraps. Focusing on the Zhytomyr region and weaving together official German wartime records, diaries, memoirs, and personal interviews, Wendy Lower provides the most complete assessment available of German colonization and the Holocaust in Ukraine." "Midlevel "managers," Lower demonstrates, played major roles in mass murder, and locals willingly participated in violence and theft. Lower puts names and faces to local perpetrators, bystanders, beneficiaries, as well as resisters. She argues that Nazi actions in the region evolved from imperial arrogance and ambition; hatred of Jews, Slavs, and Communists; careerism and pragmatism; greed and fear. In her analysis of the murderous implementation of Nazi "race" and population policy in Zhytomyr, Lower shifts scholarly attention from Germany itself to the eastern outposts of the Reich, where the regime truly revealed its core beliefs, aims, and practices."--Jacket
Lessons and legacies by Lessons & Legacies Conference( Book )

in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the courtroom and the classroom, in popular media, public policy, and scholarly pursuits, the Holocaust-its origins, its nature, and its implications-remains very much a matter of interest, debate, and controversy. Arriving at a time when a new generation must come to terms with the legacy of the Holocaust or forever lose the benefit of its historical, social, and moral lessons, this volume offers a richly varied, deeply informed perspective on the practice, interpretation, and direction of Holocaust research now and in the future. In their essays the authors-an international group including eminent senior scholars as well those who represent the future of the field-set the agenda for Holocaust studies in the coming years, even as they give readers the means for understanding today's news and views of the Holocaust, whether in court cases involving victims and perpetrators; international, national, and corporate developments; or fictional, documentary, and historical accounts. Several of the essays-such as one on nonarmed "amidah" or resistance and others on the role of gender in the behavior of perpetrators and victims-provide innovative and potentially significant interpretive frameworks for the field of Holocaust studies. Others; for instance, the rounding up of Jews in Italy, Nazi food policy in Eastern Europe, and Nazi anti-Jewish scholarship, emphasize the importance of new sources for reconstructing the historical record. Still others, including essays on the 1964 Frankfurt trial of Auschwitz guards and on the response of the Catholic Church to the question of German guilt, bring a new depth and sophistication to highly charged, sharply politicized topics. Together these essays will inform the future of the Holocaust in scholarly research and in popular understanding."--Publisher's description
The Shoah in Ukraine : history, testimony, memorialization( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941, Ukraine held the largest Jewish community in Europe. Between 1941 and 1944, some 1.4 million Jews were killed there. This volume sheds new light on themes of perpetration, collaboration, Jewish-Ukrainian relations, testimony, rescue and Holocaust remembrance in Ukraine
The diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Galicia by Wendy Lower( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This in-depth study of a Jewish man's diary from Nazi-occupied Poland provides an unfiltered view of the struggles of Samuel Golfard, who tried to make sense of and resist the Holocaust that ultimately destroyed him. The diary is complemented by an array of wartime and postwar photographs, newspaper articles, documents, and testimonies that create a fuller picture of Jewish resistance and the perpetration of mass murder in eastern Galicia
Hitler's furies : [German women in the Nazi killing fields] by Wendy Lower( Recording )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendy Lower's account of the role of German women on the Eastern Front-not only as plunderers and witnesses but as actual killers-powerfully revises history. Lower, drawing on twenty years of research and fieldwork, access to post-Soviet documents, and interviews with witnesses, presents compelling evidence that these women took part in the shooting of Jews and uncovers the stories of SS wives-with children of their own-whose brutality is as chilling as any in history
Lessons and Legacies XII New Directions in Holocaust Research and Education by Wendy Lower( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Military Strategies of Conquest and Annihilation - Edward B. Westermann -- Intrigues and Conflicts of Interest as to the Exploitation of Jewish Labor in Radom, 1942-1943 - Idit Gil -- Not "How Was It Possible," but "Who Made It Possible": The Topic of Perpetrators in Holocaust Education in Austria - Lukas Meissel -- Notes on Contributors
Lessons and legacies XII : new directions in Holocaust research and education by Wendy Lower( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Galicia by Wendy Lower( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Furies de Hitler. Comment les femmes allemandes ont participé à la Shoah by Wendy Lower( )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Envoyées dans les pays occupés par l'Allemagne nazie, des femmes jeunes, endoctrinées et ambitieuses, se sont transformées en meurtrières. Cette enquête fait voler en éclats bien des idées reçues.
 Non, les femmes allemandes n'ont pas été les témoins passifs de meurtres de masse accomplis par les Einsatzgruppen, leurs maris, leurs fiancés, leurs amants ou leurs supérieurs. Elles leur ont prêté main forte. De 1941 à 1945, près d'un demi-million d'entre elles - secrétaires, infirmières, maîtresses d'école, dactylos, assistantes, auxiliaires - se sont portées volontaires pour rejoindre les rangs des persécuteurs, des assassins, des bourreaux. Établissant des listes de Juifs à éliminer, apportant à boire et à manger aux soldats pendant les exécutions de masse, les encourageant, ou les réconfortant, voire en tirant elles aussi sur les Juifs affectés aux travaux forcés.
 Plongée dans les archives, journaux intimes, correspondances pendant la guerre et compte-rendus d'audience de procès tenus après-guerre, Wendy Lower nous brosse un tableau saisissant de ces femmes qu'elle qualifie de véritables furies tant elles ont donné libre cours à leur haine, avec violence, en brutalisant des êtres humains qu'elles pouvaient dominer, malmener, voire tuer.
 Un livre choc.
 
 Traduit de l'anglais par Simon Duran et Evelyne Werth
Le furie di Hitler : complici, carnefici, storie dell'altra metà del Reich by Wendy Lower( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las arpías de Hitler by Wendy Lower( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Se suele suponer que las mujeres tuvieron un papel secundario en la historia del nazismo, y sobre todo en sus crímenes. No es verdad. Cuando los ejércitos alemanes avanzaron hacia el este, más de medio millón de mujeres jóvenes les siguieron: maestras de escuela, enfermeras, secretarias, que iban a desempeñar las más diversas funciones, desde organizar la represión en los despachos hasta colaborar directamente con las SS, tomando parte en los crímenes del holocausto. De hecho, nos dice Wendy Lower, las primeras matanzas en masa las protagonizaron las enfermeras en los hospitales, exterminando a millares de niños por hambre, con drogas o con inyecciones letales. Sorprendentemente, la mayoría de ellas escapó a los juicios y al castigo después de la derrota de Alemania, de modo que la autora ha tenido que trabajar a partir de una documentación hasta ahora desconocida, que le ha permitido recuperar las historias personales de estas mujeres y plantearse la pregunta que da pleno sentido a su trabajo: ¿por qué mataron?
New directions in Holocaust research and education by Lessons & Legacies Conference( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holocaust in the Soviet Union : symposium presentations by Christopher R Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tvorenni︠a︡ nat︠s︡ystsʹkoï imperiï ta Holokost v Ukraïni = Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine by Wendy Lower( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Ukrainian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitleri fuuriad : Saksa naised natslikel tapatalgutel by Wendy Lower( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Estonian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les furies de Hitler comment les femmes allemandes ont participé à la Shoah by Wendy Lower( )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitlers furier kvinderne i det nazistiske folkemord by Wendy Lower( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las arpías de Hitler : la participación de las mujeres en los crímenes nazis by Wendy Lower( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Šoa v Ukraïni istorija, svidčennja, uvičnennja( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Ukrainian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Nazi empire-building and the Holocaust in Ukraine
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Alternative Names
Lauer, Vendì.

Lauer, Vendi 1965-

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